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December 11, 2018
Billie Howard, High Concept Labs
Sullivan Davis, The Hideout
HIGH CONCEPT LABS TO KICK OFF 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW HIDEOUT RESIDENCY SERIES
Month-long artist performance series celebrates creative collaborations that cross disciplines and strengthen Chicago’s creative community
CHICAGO — High Concept Labs (HCL), an innovative arts service organization based in Pilsen, and the Hideout, a historic neighborhood bar and performance venue located in Chicago’s North Branch Industrial Corridor, today announced HCL’s new Hideout Residency Series, taking place throughout January 2019.
Featuring dynamic, multi-artist performances held at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia Ave), the four-week series showcases the work of HCL’s current and past resident artists in celebration of the organization’s 10th year collaborating with artists and organizations across Chicago to strengthen the city’s creative community.
“When High Concept Labs was first founded in 2009, our first studios were located right across the street from the Hideout – one of Chicago’s most important independent venues and an organization we’ve long counted as a partner in our mission to transform the creative sector by providing an open pathway between artists and communities,” said Bille Howard, artistic director of HCL. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 2019 as HCL’s 10th anniversary year than partnering with the Hideout to showcase the work of our artists.”
Originally built as a boarding house in 1881, the Hideout was established as a legal bar in 1934, operated by the same family for decades until it was sold to its current owners in 1996. Since then, the Hideout has become one of the longest-running “rebel clubs” in Chicago, regularly hosting a diverse range of guests, musicians, and artists from Chicago and around the world.
“We’re proud to partner with High Concept Labs for this series of innovative performances,” said Sullivan Davis, Talent Buyer of the Hideout. “HCL has been a long-time friend (even a close neighbor at one point) to the Hideout and its artists represent the the independent values of creativity and collaboration that advance culture in Chicago and make it an integral part of the Hideout’s and Chicago’s community.”
The Hideout Residency Series performances include:
Jan. 8, 2019, 9:00PM
Jan. 15, 2019, 9:00PM
Jan. 22, 2019, 9:00PM
Jan. 29, 2019, 9:00PM
About High Concept Laboratories NFP
High Concept Labs is an innovative arts service organization that seeks to transform the creative sector by opening pathways between artists and communities, creating a space that embraces risk, and providing the support that enables artists to flourish.
HCL is supported in part by the generosity of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Illinois Arts Council Agency, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation,
The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, The Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation, N.A., The Norwottuck Charitable Trust, The Samuel J. Baskin Charitable Trust, Mana Contemporary Chicago and individual donors.